"If you want to learn about the early origins of English and related languages, and of many of our familiar customs such as feasting on holidays and exchanging gifts, this book provides a lively and richly informed introduction. Along the way you will learn when and why horses were domesticated, when people first rode horseback, and when and why swift chariots changed the nature of warfare."--Peter S. Wells, author of "The Battle that Stopped Rome"
"A very significant contribution to the field. This book attempts to resolve the longstanding problem of Indo-European origins by providing an examination of the most relevant linguistic issues and a thorough review of the archaeological evidence. I know of no study of the Indo-European homeland that competes with it."--J. P. Mallory, Queen's University, Belfast
|Hardcover Book, 553 pages||English|
|Princeton University Press (Nov. 19th, 2007)||Unknown|
|9780691058870||6.46 x 9.32 x 1.55 inches|
|Historical Linguistics & Comparitive Linguistics|